Acknowledged author Carol Gestwicki wrote Home, School, and Community Relations comprising 496 pages back in 2015. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 1305089014 and 9781305089013. Since then Home, School, and Community Relations textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $22.95 or rent at the marketplace.
This practical, comprehensive book is an indispensable guide for home-school-community collaborations. HOME, SCHOOL, & COMMUNITY RELATIONS, 9th Edition, meets the needs of teachers and administrators who desire to create effective, culturally-competent partnerships with families, and helps to prepare future teachers for their careers. It provides an overview of modern families and their complex roles and beliefs to sensitize teachers to the diversity and needs of families they will encounter, including multilingual, multiethnic, multigenerational, and gender-diverse families from different socioeconomic backgrounds. The book fully discusses both the benefits of creating productive partnerships and the barriers that teachers must overcome. Abundant examples clarify the book's practical and effective communication strategies. Current developments in the field of early childhood education are emphasized, including brain research and development, legislative mandates in education, professional standards of the field, and strategies for working with families of students with diverse learning needs.